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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.

Failure of USA to Beat Belgium Reflects Negatively On MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
usmnt

An easy, somewhat lazy narrative has developed through the years that Major League Soccer has helped the United States Men’s National Team grow. While this is true from a pure standpoint of quality of squad depth, the league has from … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Neymar Should Be Fit For Quarterfinal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
neymar

The host nation Brazil has been sweating on the fitness of Neymar whose delivered the winning penalty in the shootout versus Chile on Saturday.  In that match, Neymar suffered thigh and knee injuries that have been under close evaluation by Brazilian … Continue reading

Brazilian Superstar Kaka Mobbed By Orlando City Fans At Airport [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
Kaka Orlando

The wait is over: Brazilian superstar Kaka arrived in Orlando tonight after opting out of his contract with AC Milan. He will be officially unveiled tomorrow as Orlando City’s first designated player. A large crowd turned out at Orlando International … Continue reading

Arjen Robben Admits To Diving In Mexico World Cup Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
arjen-robben-dive

Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has found himself once again the center of controversy as he admitted to diving in the first-half of the Netherlands come from behind 2-1 victory over Mexico. The win advanced Robben and his … Continue reading

How Should the United States Line Up Against Belgium?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
usa-soccer-team

The United States will need to play its best game of this World Cup in order to overcome Belgium on Tuesday. While the Belgians have struggled at times in Group H play, they have the types of players that can … Continue reading

Swansea City Signs Striker Bafétimbi Gomis While Likely Losing Michu

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
bafetimbi-gomis

Swansea City has finalized the signing of striker Bafétimbi Gomis on a free transfer from Lyon. The 28-year-old passed his medical having agreed to a four-year deal with the South Wales club. Gomis was sought after by multiple Premier League … Continue reading

South Korea 0-1 Belgium: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

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Belgium

Belgium defeated South Korea 1-0 on Thursday evening. With the win the Belgians secured the top spot in Group H. South Korea was eliminated. The highly-rated Belgian side won all three Group H encounters but still managed to underwhelm many … Continue reading

Algeria 1-1 Russia: Match Highlights (VIDEO) – Algerians Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
ALGRUS

Algeria advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history with a 1-1 Group H draw against Russia. Fabio Capello’s Russian side was highly touted entering the tournament but ultimately underwhelmed. By … Continue reading

Manchester United Sign Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
ander-herrera

Manchester United began the new Louis Van Gaal era in a big way today with the signing of Ander Herrera for a reported £29m from Athletic Bilbao. Herrera was pursued last summer by the Red Devils but ultimately that pursuit … Continue reading

Redemption For Jurgen Klinsmann: USA Head Coach’s Controversial Decisions Proven Correct

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jurgen Klinsmann has been derided by critics on both sides of the Atlantic as being incapable of taking a tactical approach to the way he sets up and manages his teams. In 2011, Phillip Lahm who played for Klinsmann — … Continue reading

Australia 0-3 Spain: Match Highlights (VIDEO)

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The reigning World Champions Spain ended their meek title defense on a winning note with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday.

England 0-0 Costa Rica Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Central Americans Win Group D After Lifeless Draw

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Costa Rica clinched the top spot in Group A following a 0-0 draw with previously eliminated England. This match which was played simultaneously with the Italy-Uruguay match ultimately was overshadowed by the multiple controversies in that game including the biting … Continue reading

Gap In Talent Between Germany And USA Soccer Teams Is Not As Wide As Many Argue

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
usa-germany

The United States faces possible elimination from the World Cup if they don’t get at least a draw against Germany on Thursday. The USA’s failure to close out Portugal in stoppage time has left the national team with everything to … Continue reading

Report: Former England Captain Rio Ferdinand Signs for QPR

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rio-ferdinand

Former England Captain Rio Ferdinand has signed for Queens Park Rangers according to the Daily Mail. The move will reunited Ferdinand with Harry Redknapp who was his first club manager at West Ham. The 67 year-old Redknapp guided Rangers back … Continue reading

Strong Performances By USMNT Players Pique Interest Of Newcastle Manager

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who works for an owner in Mike Ashley notorious for penny-pinching, has stated his interest in bringing US players from Major League Soccer to his club according to the Newcastle Chronicle. Having stayed up late to … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Gets Tactics Correct But USA Undone By Sloppy Mistakes In Portugal Game

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the pulsating World Cup game between USA and Portugal, the United States changed its midfield shape reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation that was used in qualifying. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann had set up with a midfield diamond in each … Continue reading

Memories Of USA Beating Portugal In World Cup 2002

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usa-portugal

The last time the United States met Portugal in a World Cup was during the first round of the 2002 World Cup. The buildup in the American media could not be more different than this week’s hype. In 2002, the … Continue reading

Portugal Defender Bruno Alves a Doubt For Game Against USA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Portugal’s injury woes continue to intensify as a make or break match with the United States approaches tomorrow. Bruno Alves, a defender suffered a muscle injury in training Saturday and has joined a length list of injured Portuguese players and … Continue reading